A man was in critical condition at a Staten Island hospital on Monday after he was hit by a driver who fled the scene, and though police have made an arrest, they're unsure if they've got the right person.
The 36-year-old father of two was hit by a silver minivan shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Gordon Street in the Stapleton neighborhood, police said. Surveillance video shows the man walking along the sidewalk — moments later another video shows him on the hood of the minivan.
Witnesses say the driver of the van hit the man in the crosswalk as he or she was making a right turn onto Frean Street. The van then apparently dragged him down the block. His headphones and hat were left strewn on the street.
"I just heard the boom," Husein Muratovic said. "I came here, I saw the guy laying down there."
"He looked almost dead," Jocelyn Fuentes said. "It was really bad."
The man was taken to Richmond University Hospital in critical condition.
A silver minivan with a damaged windshield was found several blocks from the crime scene Monday evening, police said. The driver of that van was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
But police aren't entirely sure it's the same vehicle from the violent hit-and-run, and the investigation was ongoing Monday night.